Health & Physical Fitness

Health and physical fitness-health can be monitored by the use of assistive technologies which routinely measure pulse, blood pressure etc. This data can be ubiquitously sensed, stored, communicated and analysed allowing continuous monitoring of health. Physical fitness can be measured through use of assistive technology e.g. use of smart phones as pedometers, use of programmes to accurately measure levels of activity and then provide individualised feedback of analysed data to motivate people to improve/maintain physical fitness.

Galway Connected Health

Connected Health is the utilisation of connecting technologies (communication systems-broadband, wireless, mobile phone, fixed phone lines) and medical devices for healthcare applications with the relevant caregiver network. It is the use of messaging and monitoring technologies to promote health and self-management.